About Us

The University Senate is an essential component of University governance. It is comprised of Emory faculty, staff, and students.

Senate members are called on to:

  • Consider and make recommendations regarding all matters of general university interest, including matters referred to it by the president or Board of Trustees
  • Review all new policies and changes to existing policies
  • Submit recommendations to the president on any matter affecting the interests of the university
  • Make recommendations regarding honorary degree recipients

During the academic year, the University Senate holds monthly meetings and shares minutes online. Committees address issues related to specific topics.

The University Senate is one of several governance groups on campus that also include:

Consult the Office of the Secretary's website for more information about university governance.